About the Society

Members of The Silver Society are collectors, authors, museum staff, researchers, dealers, auctioneers, working silversmiths and other interested individuals who share a common interest in silver. Membership is international with more than a third living outside the United Kingdom. We aim to keep members in touch with the ever-widening study of silver of all periods, places and forms..

We publish an annual journal Silver Studies, to which it is possible to subscribe without being a full member of the Society. It contains a wide range of articles and it is recognised internationally as the most valuable specialist publication for the study of silver. Much of the new research carried out in recent years has been published in the journal. Most back issues are available for purchase.

For members: The Society holds about five meetings in London each year, at which lectures are given on new research, but they can also be devoted to discussions and to inspection of objects. All members receive a copy of our Journal. Visits and events are organized several times a year, both in the UK and abroad, to see public and private collections. A newsletter is circulated to members three times a year and information about the Society’s activities is available in the member area of the website.

To find out more about membership, click here.  

For subscribers: Silver Studies, the Journal of the Society, is sent to all subscribers annually. Subscribers can also see new research on our website that is not available for public access. Click here to subscribe.

Courses: The Society occasionally runs courses for those who wish to learn about silver.

Grants: The Society awards grants to assist in the publication of research, towards museum displays and subsidize course fees and study visits that relate to silver or gold.

About silver sets out the broad parameters of what is entailed in studying and collecting silver.The fascination of silver lies in the inherent beauty of the material. It has played a central part in the economy of both households and nations for thousands of years, and generations have taken pleasure in its daily use. As a field for research or collecting it is extremely varied. The Journal index is useful to those researching the subject. We encourage anyone who is doing new research, to publish in our Journal ‘Silver Studies.’ Please contact the editor.

The Society regrets that it cannot advise on the identification or value of any object.